Somerville Council on Aging weekly press outreach

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SAVE THE DATE:
Some exciting events in the coming weeks:

Monday Afternoon at the Movies: Monday, July 28th – Holland Street Atrium – 12:30 P.M. Due to popular demand we have decided to extend our “Monday Afternoon at the Movies” program. July 28th we will be featuring the movie Frozen – August 25th will be Philomena – September 29th will be Saving Mr. Banks and October 27th will be The Monuments Men. Please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to reserve your spot!

Free Fun Fridays: July 18th and July 25th. July 18th is the Sandwich Glass Museum & July 25th is Battleship Cove. All trips depart our Holland Street Center at 9:00 A.M. These trips are provided at no cost to you because we have secured transportation through the generosity of the Somerville Police Department. Museum admission is free on Fridays. Lunch is on your own and will be the day’s only expense. Space is extremely limited so please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to sign up.

Technology & Coffee: Monday, July 7th – Come for coffee & pastry – 10:30 A.M. at the Holland Street Center and meet, Meena Jain, the Somerville Public Library’s new Technology Librarian. Meena is getting ready to offer classes for our older adults and she wants to hear what you are interested in learning. $2.00 suggested donation.

Quaking Up! Duck Adventures: Wednesday, July 16th – For a price of $77.00 you will enjoy a historical adventure of Portland, Maine with the Downeast Duck Adventures, the Amphibious Vessels that show Portland by land and by sea. Then you will be off to the Dunstan School Restaurant, which features, “Maine’s finest All You Can Eat Buffet” with over 100 items including salads, seafood, shellfish, roasts, hot & cold entrees and dessert. Finally, you will be visiting When Pigs Fly Bakery where you can taste test and purchase their fresh artisan breads. Check in time is 7:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 7:30 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 5:30 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you have additional questions.

Sand Sculptures – Revere Beach: Friday, July 18th – Enjoy a morning on the beach, take your time, lounge around and take in the spectacular sand sculptures. Check in time is 9:00 A.M. at Holland Street and 9:15 A.M. at Ralph & Jenny with an approximate return time of 1:00 P.M. $10. Fee – Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you need additional information.

PLAY BALL! Tour Fenway Park & Take in a Red Sox Game: Monday, July 28th – For a price of $75.00 you will take a tour of the Nation’s oldest & most historic ballpark, home of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox. The tour of Fenway includes visiting the press box, the Green Monster and the retired numbers atop the Right Field Roof Deck. After the tour, enjoy dinner on your own followed by a night game against the Toronto Blue Jays. TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Check in at Holland Street at 2:45 P.M. with an approximate return time of 11:00 P.M. For more information and to RSVP please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Lowell Spinners: Thursday, August 28th – For just $31.00 you receive your transportation, seating, all you can eat BBQ and a night of America’s favorite pastime – Baseball! Check in time is 4:00 P.M. at Holland Street with an approximate return time of 10:00 P.M. Game time is 7:05 P.M. Please contact Connie or Flo at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or for additional information.

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival – Sunday, September 7th – Trip includes transportation ONLY. You are responsible for lunch, shopping & the $5. admission fee. There is a lot of walking, eating and shopping so put on your best walking shoes and bring your appetite. You will be able to try every kind of seafood imaginable for a very affordable price. Check in time is 10:00 A.M. at the Holland Street Center with an approximate return time of 6:00 P.M. Please contact Flo or Connie at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to RSVP or if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

The Tanglewood trip scheduled in July is SOLD OUT.

The Cape Ann Explorer trip scheduled for July 9th is SOLD OUT.

The trip to Foxwoods on July 22nd is SOLD OUT.

The trip to Foster’s Clambake scheduled for August 18th is SOLD OUT.

The trip to the Taj Mahal Resort in Atlantic City scheduled for October is SOLD OUT.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

ALL CENTERS ARE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 4th

The Mobile Farmer’s Market is at our Holland Street Center every Thursday throughout the summer from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

The Mayor’s Annual Picnic is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6th.

Suffolk Downs – Wednesday, August 20th & Wednesday, September 17th.

LGBT EVENTS

LGBT Lunch – Monday, July 14th – 11:30 A.M. Somerville Cambridge Elder Services will provided a hot or cold lunch – suggested contribution of $2.00 – RSVP required no later than 2:30 P.M. Thursday, July 11th.

LGBT Dinner & Movie night – July 21st – Yet to be determined Dinner & Movie – more information to follow.

LGBT Advisory Group – Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our next meeting is Monday, July 14th at 4:30 P.M.

*If you require additional information or have any questions regarding the LGBT Lunch, Dinner & Movie or the Advisory Group please contact Maureen Bastardi at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2316 or email her at MBastardi@Somervillema.gov

LBT Women Fit-4-Life – Fitness and Nutrition Classes. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 P.M. $10 a month fee – scholarships available & it just might be covered under your insurance. We have available slots and would love to have you. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact our Health & Wellness Coordinator, Chris Kowaleski at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

GROUP INFORMATION*

Men’s Group – Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. This group is led by our volunteer, Norbert DeAmato. Are you recently retired? Looking to connect with other men in the community? Join our men’s group where you can connect with old friends and make new ones. All men 55 and over are welcome. Come chat about what is on your mind! If you have any questions or require additional information, please give us a call at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300.

Caregiver Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton, leads this group. Are you caring for a parent, relative, spouse or close friend? Feeling isolated or overwhelmed? You are not alone! Come share your experience and practical support. Open to all and new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, have any questions or require additional information please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 and ask to speak to Suzanne.

Veterans Group – Meets the third Monday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton, leads this group. Are you a veteran? The Veterans Group is the perfect opportunity to socialize, have solidarity, to reminisce and to meet other veterans. If you are interested or require additional information, please call 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 and ask for Suzanne.

Low Vision Support Group – Meets the second (2nd) Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. Our Social Worker, Suzanne Norton, leads this group. Do you know someone who has trouble seeing? Do you have low vision? Join our Low Vision Support Group for educational and informative information and peer support in a confidential environment. Lunch and transportation may be available on request. Please call Suzanne at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 if you are interested in attending, have any questions or require additional information.

Current Events Group – Meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Our Social Worker intern, Simone Martell, leads this group. Join a group of your peers to discuss current events. Please call us at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 for additional information or if you have any questions.

Book Club – Meets the first Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. Senior Project Manager, Janine Lotti, leads this group. Join this group to read and discuss a different book each month. In most cases, copies of the book are available in the COA office. Contact Janine at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2321 or JLotti@Somervillema.gov if you require additional information.

Gardening Club – Meets the second Monday of each month starting at 9:00 A.M. and running for an hour most times. Our volunteer, Vilma Sullivan, leads this group. A different topic each month ranging from gardening tips & secrets to inexpensive “greenhouses.” Please contact Senior Project Manager, Janine Lotti at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2321 or JLotti@Somervillema.gov if you have any questions or require additional information.

Brain Games – Meets the first Tuesday of each month starting at 10:00 A.M. This group is led by our volunteers Eileen Jones & Jan Ciganelli. Engaging as a group in brain healthy activities. Proven that keeping the mind active can actually reverse the signs of aging and improve memory and cognitive functioning. Contact the main office at 617-625-6600 Ext. 2300 to sign up!

*All these groups meet at our Holland Street Center located at 167 Holland Street

GROUP INFORMATION

English Conversations – Meets every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at our Cross Street Center located at 165 Broadway. Ana Price, our Cross Street Director, leads this group. No books, no tests, no stress – just a great group of older adults from all over the world who help each other to listen, speak and learn English.

IMPORTANT NEWS

The Somerville Council on Aging in conjunction with the Somerville Fire Department are installing free, new smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors to eligible Somerville older adults as part of the Senior SAFE Program. If you are an older adult (60 years of age or older) and live in Somerville (own or rent) please contact Maureen Bastardi, Outreach Worker at the Somerville Council on Aging at 617-625-6600, Ext. 2300 to find out how to get yours.

Welcome to our centers! Everyone 55+ is encouraged to join us for fitness, culture, films, lunch and Bingo. Our centers are open to everyone from Somerville and surrounding communities. Check out our calendar and give a call with any questions or to make a reservation! 617-625-6600 ext. 2300. Stay for lunch and receive free transportation.

All clubs and groups welcome new members.

Holland Street: located at 167 Holland Street
(between Davis Square and Teele Square)
Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
617-625-6600 Ext. 2300

Cross Street Center: located at 165 Broadway
(East Somerville)
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
(617) 625-6600 Ext. 2335

Ralph and Jenny Center: located at 9 New Washington Street,
(behind the Holiday Inn)
Monday through Thursday 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
(617) 666-5223

STAY ACTIVE: Weekly Exercise Class Schedule
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)

Mondays:
Wii Bowling, noon, Free. (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group C, 1:00 P.M. (H)

Tuesdays:
Strengthening, 9:15 A.M., $3 per class (H)
Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Free, 1:00 P.M., (H)
LBT Fit 4 Life*, 6:00 P.M., (H)

Wednesdays:
Fit 4 Life* Group A, 8:45 A.M (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group B, 9:00 A.M. (H)
Fit 4 Life* Group C, Noon (H)
Bowling @ Flatbreads, 1:00 P.M., $10/week for shoes and dues
Zumba for All, 5:15 P.M., $3 per class (H)

Thursdays:
Strengthening, 9:30 A.M., $3 per class (RJ)
LBT Fit 4 Life*, 6:00 P.M.

Fridays:
Fit 4 Life* Group A, 8:45 A.M.
Fit 4 Life* Group B, 9:00 A.M.
Fit 4 Life* Group C 12:00 P.M.

*All Fit 4 Life classes are $10/month and require pre-registration.
Upcoming Schedule
Holland = (H) Ralph & Jenny = (RJ) Cross Street = (C)

Friday, July 4th
ALL CENTERS CLOSED

Monday, July 7th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:30 Coffee & Technology with Meena Jain, Somerville’s own Technology Librarian (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)

Tuesday, July 8th
10:00 English Conversation (C)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)
12:00 Computer tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
1:30 SHINE by appointment only (H)

Wednesday, July 9th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 English Conversation (C)
11:30 Lunch (H, C, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
Cape Ann Trip

Thursday, July 10th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 Current Events (H)
11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (RJ, H)
1:00 Farmer’s Market (H)

Friday, July 11th
10:00 Book Club (H)
11:30 Lunch (H)
12:45 Bingo (H)

Monday, July 14th
9:00 Garden Club (H)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
11:30 LGBT Lunch (H)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
4:30 LGBT Advisory Board (H)

Tuesday, July 15th
10:00 English Conversation (C)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 SHINE by appointment only (H)
10:30 Low Vision Group (H)
11:30 Lunch (RJ, C)
12:00 Computer tutorial with Norbert (by appointment only) (H)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
6:00 Caregivers Support Group (H)
Giggles Trip

Wednesday, July 16th
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 English Conversation (C)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ, C)
12:45 Bingo (RJ)
Downeast Duck Adventures in Portland, Maine trip

Thursday, July 17th
10:00 Current Events Group (H)
10:00 Cards (RJ)
10:00 Blood Pressure Screening (H)
11:00 Computer tutorial with Barbara (by appointment only) (H)
11:30 Lunch (H, RJ)
12:45 Bingo (H, RJ)
1:00 Mobile Farmer’s Market (H)

Friday, July 18th
11:30 Lunch (H)
12:45 Bingo (H)

DID YOU KNOW?

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